Mon. Sep 25th, 2023
American Wrestlers Earn Three Further Medals at World Championships

U.S. wrestlers have continued to excel on the world championships, securing three extra medals and bringing the nation’s whole rely to 9 in simply three days. Jacarra Winchester gained the silver medal, whereas Jennifer Web page and Kyle Snyder each earned bronze medals of their respective weight lessons. Moreover, Macey Kilty is predicted to win a medal in her upcoming gold-medal match at 65kg.

Within the ladies’s 55kg ultimate, Winchester confronted off in opposition to Japan’s Haruna Okuno and in the end fell brief with a 4-2 defeat. Though Winchester had beforehand gained the 2019 World title at 55kg, this weight class is just not included within the Olympic competitors. It’s anticipated that Winchester will both transfer right down to 53kg or as much as 57kg for the forthcoming Olympic Trials in April. Her earlier expertise noticed her transfer right down to 53kg, win the Olympic Trials, however narrowly miss out on a bronze medal in Tokyo. Dominique Parrish, the present defending champion at 53kg, will start her title protection on Wednesday.

Jennifer Web page made her senior world debut on the age of 30 and secured a bronze medal by defeating Alyona Kolesnik of Azerbaijan within the 59kg weight class, which can be not an Olympic weight. Looking forward to the Olympic Trials, Web page is predicted to both transfer right down to 57kg or transfer as much as 62kg. Web page had beforehand competed at 62kg and positioned third on the Tokyo Olympic Trials in that weight class.

Kyle Snyder, however, earned his seventh consecutive world championships medal at 97kg. He achieved this after his bronze-medal match opponent, Russian Abdulrashid Sadulayev, forfeited as a consequence of damage. Snyder and Sadulayev have been dominant within the division, having gained the earlier eight Olympic or world titles between them. Nevertheless, each have been upset by Russian-turned-Bahraini Akhmed Tazhudinov within the early rounds of the competitors. As a reigning world medalist, Snyder receives a bye into the Olympic Trials finals in April.

Whereas the U.S. feminine wrestlers have been extremely profitable on the championships, three of essentially the most adorned energetic wrestlers fell brief of their matches on Tuesday. Nevertheless, they nonetheless have the chance to wrestle for bronze on Wednesday. Helen Maroulis, who made historical past by changing into the primary U.S. girl to win Olympic wrestling gold in 2016, misplaced 6-0 within the semifinals to Japan’s Tsugumi Sakurai, who she had confronted within the 57kg ultimate final yr. Adeline Grey, a six-time world champion who returned to competitors after giving beginning to twins in July 2022, suffered a 4-1 defeat within the quarterfinals of the 76kg weight class in opposition to Japan’s Yuka Kagami. As Kagami reached the ultimate, Grey was given one other probability to contend for bronze within the repechage. Sarah Hildebrandt, a four-time medalist in each the Olympics and world championships, had hoped to face Japan’s four-time international champion Yui Sasaki within the 50kg ultimate. Sadly, she was defeated within the semifinals by Dolgorjavyn Otgonjargal of Mongolia with a rating of 7-5.

By Editor